This high-ranking Church of England official served as Bishop of Carlisle (1791-1807), then Archbishop of York (1808-47), the second-highest position after Archbishop of Canterbury. Front panel of Free-Franked Envelope, 4½" X 2 3/4", York, England, 1841 December 9 (postal cancellation). Very good. Item #40600
Handsome front panel boldly addressed by the Archbishop in brown ink to the treasurer of the Ecclesiastical Commission, barrister C.K. Murray at 5 Whitehall Place, London. Black and reddish postal cancellations. At lower left, he signs with his customary "EEbor" ("E" for "Edward" and "Ebor" for "Eboracum," the Latin name for the ancient Roman Britain settlement that became York). A handsome example.